• Board of Directors

    As a corporation without share capital, instead of shareholders, the GTAA has members who are also its directors.

    The GTAA is governed by a 15-member board of directors. Directors typically serve a term of three years and are eligible for reelection to a maximum of nine years. The directors are elected by the existing members of the board.

    Community members are typically identified through a search process including recommendations from Named Community Members:

    • The Board of Trade of the City of Brampton
    • The Board of Trade of the City of Mississauga
    • The Toronto Board of Trade
    • The Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Professional Engineers Ontario
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

    Five directors are municipal members. Municipal members are identified from the following municipalities served by Toronto Pearson:

    • York
    • Halton
    • Peel
    • Durham
    • City of Toronto

    Each municipality is entitled to provide the names of up to three candidates on a rotating basis. The board then selects one of the three candidates for the available director position.

    The Government of Canada is also entitled to appoint two members, and the Province of Ontario, one member.

    Current Members

    David Wilson, Chairman of the Board
    David Wilson, Chairman of the Board

    David is the former Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, and is now retired following an extensive career in Canada’s financial services industry. Prior to his appointment to the Ontario Securities Commission, David was Vice Chair of the Bank of Nova Scotia and Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Scotia Capital.
    Municipal Member (City of Toronto)

    Paul W. Currie
    Paul W. Currie

    Paul Currie is the founder of CSCI and currently serves on several Boards of Directors. He is a seasoned executive with senior officer and director level commercial experience in North America, Europe and Asia. During the course of a career spanning more than three decades Mr. Currie had significant roles in the financial services, real estate and technology sectors. Mr. Currie obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1983, which he held until he resigned in good standing after almost three decades.
    Community Member (Nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario)

    Jeff P. Fegan
    Jeff P. Fegan

    Jeff Fegan is the former Chief Executive Officer of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA).
    Community Member

    Stephen J. Griggs
    Stephen J. Griggs

    Stephen Griggs is an experienced executive in the investment industry, lawyer and corporate director, who is currently the CEO of Smoothwater Capital Corporation, a private investment company.
    Municipal Member (Peel Region)

    Brian P. Herner
    Brian P. Herner

    Brian Herner is a senior corporate advisor, founder and past president and CEO of BIOREM Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of biofilters for air pollution control with over 600 installations world-wide for control of odour and chemical emissions.
    Municipal Member (Halton Region)

    Roger R. Mahabir
    Roger R. Mahabir

    Roger Mahabir is Chairman and CEO of Tracker Networks Inc., and President and CEO of Technology Innovations Inc. Previously, Mr. Mahabir was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Assurent Secure Technologies which he sold to TELUS in 2006. Mr. Mahabir is recognized as a leading technology innovator. He has been inducted into the Canadian Information Productivity Hall of Fame, his achievements have been archived by the Smithsonian, and he has served as Chief Information Officer in several Fortune 500 organizations, including RBC Capital Markets (Royal Bank of Canada). Mr. Mahabir is an experienced director and advisor of companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
    Named Community Member (Nominated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade)  

    Kathy Milsom
    Kathy Milsom

    Kathy Milsom currently serves as a director of Thermal Energy International Inc., as a director and former Chair of the Standards Council of Canada, and as a director of the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (Infrastructure Ontario). She is the former President and CEO of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, President and CEO of the Canada Lands Company Limited, and President of Vestar Facility Management. She has also served on a variety of other boards.
    Named Community Member (Nominated by Professional Engineers Ontario)

    Terry F. Nord
    Terry F. Nord

    Terry Nord is a senior advisor to start-up cargo airlines in Asia (China and Indonesia) and to aircraft leasing companies on aircraft purchase lease contracts. He has held various senior executive positions with DHL Express (Brussels, Belgium), FedEx Express (Memphis, Tennessee), Air Canada, Altius Corporation and Canadian Airlines International.
    Community Member

    Terrie O'Leary
    Terrie O'Leary

    Terrie O’Leary is Interim President and CEO and Executive Vice President, Operations, at Invest Toronto, the City of Toronto’s foreign direct investment marketing and sales corporation.
    Appointed by the Province of Ontario

    Poonam Puri
    Poonam Puri

    Poonam Puri is Professor of Law and Former Associate Dean at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. She is one of Canada's leading experts on corporate governance, corporate law and securities regulation.
    Community Member

    Michelle Samson-Doel
    Michelle Samson-Doel

    Michelle Samson-Doel is Lead Director of Boralex Inc. (BLX), and serves on the board of Lallemand Inc., a global private company. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and the former Executive Chair of Multi-Marques that led the consolidation of the bakery industry in Quebec. She has also served on the Boards of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and many private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
    Municipal Member (Region of York)

    Danielle M. Waters
    Danielle M. Waters

    Danielle Waters is the principal of Water's Edge Consulting, a loyalty travel consulting firm. She was previously the managing director of BDC Travel, a leading global travel management company with over 13,000 employees and offices in 90 countries. She has senior operational and management experience in the travel industry.
    Community Member